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LOMBERDALE HOUSE, 

DERBYSHIRE, 

THE POSSESSOR OF ONE OF THE 

MOST MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUARIAN COLLECTIONS 

IN THE KINGDOM, 

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[op the seventeenth century] 
ISSUED IN THE COUNTY OF 

DERBY. 

[The Tokens marked thus (*) are in the Bodleian Library — those 

marked (t) are in Mr. W. Boyne*s collection — those marked (}) 

in Mr. Uewellynn Jewitt's. I am indebted to Mr. Bateman for a 

description of the Tokens marked (||), nearly the whole of which, 

yw I believe, are in his collection.] 

ALFRETON. 

1. o. CORNEUVS . LAVNDER . Arms. 

R. IN . ALFRETON . 1663. HIS HALF PENNY. || 

2. o. ROBERT . WRIGHT . (in two lines across the field). 

Below the lines, a bee hive and bees flying round it. 
R. * OF . * ALFRETON . HIS HALFPENNY . 1668. (in five lines 
across the field), t { || [A heart-shaped token.] 

ASHBOURN. 

' 1. O. HENRY . ADAMS . 1669. HIS HALF PENY. 

R. OF . ASHBOVRNE . CHANDLER . H . A . In the field : a flower 

between the letters. || 

2. O. THOMAS . BAGVLEY . 

R. IN . ASHBVRNE . HIS HALF PENNY. || 

From a tablet in Ashboum church it appears that Thomas Baguley 

was a merchant. 

/V 3. O. WILLIAM . BRVNT . HIS HALF PENY. 

R. IN ASHBORNE . 1671. W . B . t || 

4. o. WILLIAM . FROGGATT . Arms. 

R. IN . ASHBVRNE . 1664. HIS HALF PENNY. |f 

5. o. CHARLES . HOLME . OP . 1 666. A Liou rampant. 

R. ASHBOVRNE . HIS . HALF PENY . C . H . t 



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TOKENS ISSUED IN THE COUNTY OF DERBY, 
ASHBOURN (Continued). 



7. 0. I08EPH . SHBEWINN . OT 1666. 

R, ASHBOVKN , PEWTBBBB HIS HAU' PENY. 

8. o. HAKiB . BLEiQB . Merceis' Arma. 

R. IN . ASHBOENB . HBB HALF PBNY. 



Haberdaehere' Arms. 

HIS HALF PENY. X \\ 



1. O. ROBEBT . B1BD8 . OF . ASHPOBD B*B . 1671. 

R.. Within a lai^e Wreath, his * i» • [| 



[See note ou the Birds under " Youlgrave."] 

The Tokens of Ashford, in Kent, are veij mimeronB. Mr, Boyme has 

14 varieties m his collection. 



An Arm holding a covered Cup. 

Hia HALFB PENNY. * + ]| 

Arms. 

I . H . a . I! 

[Ou the Tokens, vheu three initials appear, that of the surname is 

placed above the oilier two.] 

The family of Grammer is now estiuct. Their property was sold at 

the banning of the present ceutuiy. 
3. O. THOHAS . ORAYMER . Mercers' Anns. 

B. IK . BAKEWELL . 1669. HIB HALF PENY. 

[A square token, in the British Museum.] 
BELPER 

1. O. lOBEPH . CLARKE . AT . A CrowU. 
R. BELPER . LANE . END . I. . C . || 

2. o. lAM^ . JACKSON , OF , Grocers' Arms. 

E. BELPER . HIS HALF PENNY. ( 1 . F . I . ) 



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TOKENS ISSUED IN THE COUNTY OF DERBY. 

BIRCHOVER 

1. O. *HVMPHKEY , SMITH . IN . H . B . 3 . 

H, *BIKCeOVEK. DABBY. 8HCIE. HIS 16 I" 71. 1] 



BOLSOVER 

1. O. lOHN . AKEBE . HIS . HALF . 

PENNY. Bunch of Grapes. 

K. OF . BOVLSOVEK . I . M . A . ]| 

2. o. BicBABD . sovTHWoETH , Grocers' Arms. 

H. IN . BOVLSOVER . 1667. HIS HALF PENY. || 

3. o. EiCEABD , sovrawoBTH . Groceis' Arms. 

E, IN . BOVLSOVER . R . S . |] 

BONSALL. 

1. O. lOHN . BALUB . 1670. HIS HALF PENY. 

£. OF . BONSALL . BYICHER . ButcheTS' AnUS. || 

2. o. lOHN . DVDLEY . Grocers' Arms. 

B. OF . BOYNSALL . I . D . || 

3. o. HENBY . HILLE . OF . A Knife and Chopper. 

B. BONSALL . BVCBEB . 1671. HIS HALF PENY. t || 

BRAII^FORD. 
1. o wiLLLiAM . WEBB . OF TaUow Chandlers' Anna. 

R. BRELSFOBTH . 1671. HIS HALF PENY . W , W . 

BRASSINGTON. 

Ironmongers' Arms. 

D.B, II 

CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH. 
. NICHOLAS . suiTH .1671. Au AuviL 

. IN . CHAPPEL . FBITH . N , S . || 

CHESTERFIELD. 



TOKENS ISSUED IN THE COUNTY OF DERBY. 
CHESTERFIELD (Continued). 

. RICHARD . CLARKE . AT . THE . H . A . C . 

. ANGEL . CHESTERFiELr> . The Augel. il 
[A smaller token than No, 1.] 

A Lion rampant. 

HIS HALF PENT. + || 

4. o. WILLIAM . MiLLNES . Grocers' Anns. 

R. IN . CHESTEEFEILD . 1667. HIS HALFB PENY. t || 

5. o. THOHAs . RADFORD . IN . Haberdashers' Anna. 

K. CHESTERFIELD . 1666. HIS HALF PENY, || 

6. O. EDWARD . WOOD . APOTHE- 

CARY . ' Apothecaries' Arms. 

R. IK . CHESTERFEILD . HIS HALFE PENNY. In foUT lines, 

across the coin, in script letters. * + t || 
This token, as veU as the dies from which it was struck, are eiigraved 
in the Oent. Maff. for 1757 ; but, by a blunder of the engraver, 
the ohverse and reverse are made to appear on the die the same 
as on the coin, instead of being reversed. It seems that the dies 
(and press for working them) of both the Woods (Edward the 
father and Richard the son), were found in the house of Edward, 
son of the last-named Richard Wood, after his decease, and one 
of them had come into the possession of Mr. Urban's correspon- 
dent. 



7. o. 



RICHARD . WOOD . Three Sportsmen and a Dog. " 

OF . CHESTEEFEILD . R , W . (BHt. MuaeOm.). 

[A iarthing token.] 



DERBY. 

1. O. RICEABD . BAKEWELL . OF . 

DARBY . HIS HALFPENY . 1666. 

B. GOOD. MOHBOW.vALiN TINE. Pigeona biUing. t || 



2. O. lOHN . BANCROFT . 

R. IN . DERBY . 1667. HIS HALF PENY. || 

Probably of the same fiimily as the celebrated poet of that period, 
Thomas Bancroft^ who was bom at Swarkeston, and was author 
of " Two Bookes of Epigrammee." 



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TOKENS ISSUED IN THE COUNTY OF DERBY. 9 

DERBY (Continued). 

3. o. THOMAS . BEEBYE . Arms. 

R, IN . DABBY . 1664. HIS HALF PENY. || 

4. o. GEORGE. BLAGRAVE. 1668. Hand with Sceptre. 

B. IN . DERBY . HIS . HALF . 

PENY . A Crown. * || 

5. O. ANN . BLOODWORTH . OF . 

DARBY . Cordwainers' Arms. 

». CORDWAINERS.ARMES.1669. HER HALF PENY. || 

6. o. THOMAS . BROOKS . Hat and Feather. 

B. IN . DARBY . 1668. HIS HALF PENY." || 

7. o. RICHARD . coRDiN . Vintners' Arms. 

E. IN . DERBY . 1667. HIS HALF PENY. % || 

Henry Cordin occurs as one of the capital burgesses of Derby in the 
charter of Charles IL The family are still resident in Derby, 
the present representative being Her Majesty's distributor of 
stamps for that district. 

8. o. WILLIAM . DAWSON . Dycrs' Arms. 

B. DIER . IN . DARBY . 1669. HIS HALF PENY. t t || 

9. o. EDWARD . DENTY . Mcrccrs' Arms. 

B. IN . DARBY . 1667. HIS HALF PENY. || 

10. o. NATHANIEL . DOVGHTY . McTcers' Arms. 

B. MERCER . IN . DARBY . 1666. HIS HALF PENY. || 

11. o. lOHN . DVNNiDGB . Groccrs' Arms. 

B. IN . DARBY . 1663. I . D . D . || 

12. o. lOHN . DVNNIDGB . IVNIOR . Groccr's Arms. 

R. IN . DARBY . 1664. HIS HALF PENY. || 

John Dunnidge was Mayor of Derby in 1660 and 1684. He is one 
of the aldermen named in the charter (dated at Westminster 
5th September, 1682), which was granted by Charles II. on the 
surrender of the town's charter. 

13. O. ROBERT . FEARBROTHER . HIS HALF PENY. 

R. IN . DERBY . 1669. Tallow Chandlers* Arms. || 

14. O. WILLIAM . FRIERSON . HIS HALF PENNY. 

R. IN . DERBY . 1668. DERBY . w . F . [Brit, Museum.] 

15. o. HENRY . HOLMES . Apothecaries' Arms. 

B. IN . DARBY . 1664. HIS HALF PENY. t || 

Henry Holmes occurs as one of the capital burgesses in the charter 

of King Charles II. 

16. O. RICH . KNOWLBS . WOOLL . 

PACKER . A Wool-Pack. 

R. IN . DERBY. A. HALF. PENY . R . K . 1671. J 



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10 TOKENS ISSUED IN THE COUNTY OF DERBY. 

DERBY (Continued). 
17. o. RICHARD . LISTER . 1666. A Horsc. 

R. RICHARD . PIGGEN . IN . 

DARBY . THEIR HALF PENNY. 



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Richard Lister, son of Anthony Lister, gentleman, and Anne, his wife, ^ 

are named in an inscription in St. Alkmund*s Church. Simpson. 

18. o. ROBERT . LiTCHPORD . Sadlcrs' Arms. 

B. IN . DARBY . 1669. HIS HALF PENNY. 

19. O. THOBfAS . LOCKHART . 1668. 
B. SHOEMAKER . AT . DARBY . HIS HALF PENY. II 

20. O. lOSEPH . MOORE . HIS HALFE PENNY. 
R. IN . DERBY . 1667. DERBY . I . M . t || 

21. O. HENRY . MORE . HIS HALF PENY. 
R. IN . DERBY . 1668. H . E . M . || 

22. o. THOMAS . MORE . A Device. 

R. HIS . HALFPENY . IN . DERBIB. || 

23. O. TOVCH.NOT.MINE.ANOINtED. WILLIAM : NEWCOMB . 
R. DOE . MY . PROPHETS . NOB . 

HARME . DARBY .W.N. f || 

[Engraved in the Gentleman's Magazine for May, 1849.j 

24. O. LVKE . NEYLD . IN . DARBY . 

1667. In four lines. A Harp. 
R. MORAT . A Turk's Head, f jj 

25. o. Between the letters mo and rat, a Tiirk's Head. 
R. In four lines across the field, his halfpeny in derby. || 

[Nos. 24 and 25 are octagonal Tokens.] 

26. o. lAMES . palmer . A Flower. 
R. his.halfpenny.in.derbie. 1667. II 

27. o. BENiAMiN . smedley . AT . Cordwaiuers* Arms. 

R. IN . darby . 1664. HIS half PENY. j| 

28. O. GEORGE . SOWTHER . HIS HALF PENNY. 
R. IN . DERBY . 1667. G . M . S . || 

29. O. THOMAS . ST[eVE]nS . HIS HALF PENY. . 

R. IN . DARBY . 1666. Device worn away. J ly 

Several of the above Tokens are engraved or described (in many cases 
inaccurately) in Simpson's Fragments illustrative of the History 
and Antiquities of Derby. Mr. Jewitt also tells me that he has 
" a note in Glover's MSS. of a Token of iohn . fergvson . IN . 

DERBY . 1666 . HIS . HALFPENY." 






TOKENS ISSUED IN THE COUNTY OF DERBY. 

DORK 

1. o. KOBBRT , vifWEN , IN . Hammer and Kncera. 

R, Df>BE . HI . DARBY . 8HBIK . K . J" . V . 




DRONFIELD. 
'. lOHN . BATE , 1666. Anna. 

. or . DRONFIELD . HIS HALF PEHNY. 

Apothecaries' AnoB. 

HIS HALFP2NY. ♦ 



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Malyn was probably the village-baker. A family of that name, till 
within the last few years, lived in the same house for some 
generations, and stiU carried on the old baking business. 

2. o. DOKOTHY . RossiNOTON . IN . Grifflu's Head. 

B, DVFPIELD . NEAS . DARBY . B£R HALF P£NY . 1669. 11 



ECKINGTON. 



1. O. HEKBY . HAYLEHVBBT . HIS HALF PEHY 
B. IN . ECKINGTON . H . H . 1667, II 

2. O. HENRY . SALE . UERCER . HI3 HALFE FENV . H . 8 . 

a. IN . ECEiNOTON . 1669. Mercers' Arms, t 

HARTINGTON. 

1. O. THOMAS . BATBMAN . 1670. HIS HALF PENY. 

R. IN . HABTiNGTOK . Arms. II 

William Bat«man, of Hertyndon, in the county of Derby, served on a 
jury there, 4th Richard II., as is recorded in the earliest court- 
roll of the manor extant, preserved in the archives of the Duchy 
of Lancaster. There is no evidence of his being possessed of any 
property in Hartington, but we find his (supposed) son John 



12 TOKENS ISSUED IN THE COUNTT OF DEHBT. 

Bateman of the nune place, at a court held 25th March, 1139, 
was admitted to a houae and 10 acres and 1 rood of land. 
These are the earlieat notices of the name I have met with, and 
from the latter we have the pedigrees of both the branches of 
the family at present existing, one of which is represented by 
Hugh Willoughby Bateman, Esq., of Oamberwell House, Wilt- 
shire, and the other by myself. I cannot make out to whom the 
token is to be attributed, as there were three Thomas Batemaus 
living at Hartington in 1670, namely : — 

1, Thomas Bateman, baptized 17th May, 1621, I One of these died 

3. Thomas Bateman, baptised 24th Sept., 1625. f April, 1677. 

3. Thomas Bateman, baptized 2d August, 1646, and buried Itth May, 
1713. Tb6" latter, my ancestor, is described as a yeoman, and 
from his will does not seem to have been engaged in other than 
agricultural business. T. Bateman, o/Lomberdale House. 

[As I have not been able to obtain an impreasion of this token, I am 
unable to say whether the arms on the reverse are tboae of the 
tamily or of the trade of the issuer. The &mily arms of Bateman 
are — or, 3 crescents, each surmounted 1^ an etoile of six points, 
gv. a dexter canton, as.] 

HAETSHORNE LEA END. 

I. o. THE . AKCHOB . AT . HABT3. An Anchot between i.i . 

R. HOBITE. LAB . EMD . t . T . 1 II 

HiiQHAM. 
1. O. lOHN . LOWE . OP . HIEOHAM . BVTCHBE . 1669. In five line* 
R. HIS , HALFPENNY . Butchers' Arms, t il 

[A Heart-shaped Token. Lowe is a common name in Derbyshire ] 
8. o. EDWAED . PAEKHS . A Huntsman and Hound. 

E. IN . HIQHAM . E . A . P . t || [Jb] 

It is doubtful whether these belong to Derbyshire. There is a 
parish of this name in Kent, and in other counties. 
HIGH PEAK. 
1. o. SIGH . PEAEE . COLE HiNES. The Shallcross Aims. 
E. IK . DARBY SHEiR . The Shallcross Crest, f |{ 



This token (which is figured in SnelUn^s View of the Cwpper Coinaffif 
was probably issued by Bidhard Shallcross, a member of the 
ancient family of Shallcross, of Shallcross. His father, John 
Shallcross, was Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1638, and his son John 
filled the same of&ce in 1686. T. Bateman. 



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TOKENS ISSXTED IN THE COUNTY OF DERBY. 13 

MELBOURNE. 

1. O. NATHAN . SMEDLEY . IN . HIS HALPEPENY. 

B. MELLBOYBNE . MEBCEB . K . P . S . || 

REPTGN. 

1. O MATTHEW . WILKINSON . A CrOWn. 

E. OF. REPTON . 1671. HIS HALFPENY. || " 

" Matthew Wilkinson was buried at Repton November 5, 1680, and, 
at different periods, several others of that name. I also learn 
that they were formerly a family of considerable property in this 
parish, but now, I believe, extinct. — Gent. Mag. for October, 
1791, in which number the token is engraved.. 

STANTON. 
1. 0. THOMAS . GOTTE . T . o . in monogram. 

B. IN : STANTON : COCK . 

[Engraved in the Gent. Mctg. for September, 1790. Cock may be an 

error of the engraver for Cook.] 

2. O. STEPHEN . HOVELL . S . H . H . 

B, OP . STANTON . GROCEB . Arms. 



STONY-MIDDLETON. 

1. O. DENNIS . RAGG . . F . F . P . 

B. STONI . MIDELTON . HIS HALPEPENY . 1670. 

TIDESWELL. 
1. o. EDWARD . ASHE . Grocers' Anna 

B. IN . TIDSWALL . 1667. HIS HALF PENY. f || 

2. O. WILLIAM . ASHE . IN . TIDSWALL . 1670. 

HIS . HALFPENNY . W . A . f || /^ 

A square token. ^^ 

3. O. BOBEBT . BAGSHAW . HIS HALF PENNY. 
B. IN . TTDSWELL . 1667. B . S . B . * f || 

4. O. GEBVA8E . GENT . OF . HIS HALPEPENNY. 

TIDSWALL . * II 

B. Arms and crest of the €rent family, viz., ermine^ on a chief, 
indented, two eagles, displayed ; crest, out of a ducal coronet, 
a demi eagle, displayed. 

5. O. BICHABD . MIDDLETON . HIS HALPEPENY. 

B. IN . TYDSWALL . 1669. A cross saltire. 

WINSTER 

1. o. BALPH . BOWEB . Grocers' Arms. 

E. IN . WINSTEB . 1666. B B . B .